“Long time Vancouver jazz drummer who teaches students of all ages”
- retiring June 2023
- faculty – South Delta Jazz Festival
Long time resident Vancouver veteran jazz drummer Stan Taylor has played with several local and out of town players over a span of 25 years in the city he calls home. Stan has played with a wide mix of jazz performers both local to international players from leading-edge freestyle music to collaborate with many artists in modern jazz settings involving several Vancouver based ensembles over many years including the Bill Clark Sextet finalist in the Alcan Jazz Competition at the Montreal International Jazz Festival in 1988.
Here’s a very musically diverse list of the international jazz artist I’ve performed with: Kenny Wheeler, PJ Perry, Vinny Golia, Pat LaBarbara, Ray Anderson, Rob Blakeslee, Fraser MacPherson, Mike Stern, Glen Spearman, Peter Brotzman, Hugh Fraser, Paul Plimley. Stan has done extensive touring right across Canada with the Bill Clark Sextet, Brass Roots, Chief Feature, Primal Orbit, Jared Burrows Trio, and touring in the States with Vinny Golia as well as many others since moving to Vancouver in 1987.
Stan has also performed for many years at the IMMI festival of improvised music to silent film in Eugene, Oregon as a key member of an ensemble of musicians brought in from all across the States and Canada every year for this event.
Current projects and collaborations involve the Jared Burrows Trio and Jared Burrows Quartet, Kane/Taylor Explosion featuring Noelle Pion, Lorne Kellett Trio, Norm Quinn’s Q5, Ian Coleman Trio and many others. Stan is actively involved in recording and concert situations in 2013 as well as teaching. Stan has been an instructor at the South Delta Jazz Workshop since its inception in 2004.